Cop denies taking bribe in corruption case

| 17/12/2012

police jackets_2.jpg(CNS): A 28-year-old police officer from George Town pleaded not guilty to four counts relating to bribery when he appeared in Grand Court Friday. Elvis Ebanks has denied taking more than CI$500 from a Filipino national in order not to pursue a possible theft charge and will now face a jury trial next year. Ebanks is the first serving police officer charged under the relatively new anti-corruption law after he was arrested in Savannah as a result of information given to the police by Ebanks’ alleged victim last month. Ebanks, who is suspended from duty, was bailed by the court to return in January for a trial date to be fixed.

The officer is charged with two counts of bribery, obtaining CI$115 and US$31 to interfere with administrative justice, and a further CI$560 on a second occasion, as well as two counts of breach of trust relating to the same two incidents.

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